John Wallace (basketball)
February 9, 1974 |
Rochester, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school||Greece Athena
(Rochester, New York)
|NBA draft||1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18th overall|
|Selected by the New York Knicks|
|1996–1997||New York Knicks|
|1999–2000||New York Knicks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,091 (7.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,061 (2.8 rpg)|
|Assists||281 (0.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
John Gilbert Wallace (born February 9, 1974) is a retired American professional basketball player. The 6'8 forward played seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), in addition to stints in Greece and Italy.
A 1992 graduate of Greece Athena High School in Rochester, NY, Wallace led Syracuse University to the NCAA Men's College Basketball championship game during his senior season in 1996, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats. After his college graduation, Wallace played seven seasons in the NBA, with the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and the Miami Heat.
John Wallace is an Executive Board Member of Heavenly Productions Foundation, a 501c-3 charity based in Armonk, New York whose mission is to help children in need and in distress.
His son John Wallace Jr. also went to Greece Athena and played basketball. No one is certain if he too went pro.